Pattern Drafting with Knits
Intermediate | 1 hour 47 min
Part 1: Customizing the Pattern
01:07
01:28
15:13
03:16
06:20
06:44
09:48
12:07
04:27
Part 2: Drafting a Hooded Sweatshirt
00:33
00:32
11:29
06:02
12:36
07:49
08:07
Taught by Cal Patch
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Working with knits can often be intimidating, but in this 2-part course, you’ll learn tips and tricks to help make stretchy fabrics your new go-to textile. Cal Patch shows just how simple it is to construct knitted garments on a home-sewing machine – no serger or overlock machine required. Not only will you learn how to adapt the patterns from her original Pattern Drafting course to work with knits, but you’ll also see how easy it is to design your own wardrobe, including custom tanks, jersey dresses, zip-up hoodies, and more.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Part 1: Pattern Drafting with Knits: Customizing the Pattern
  • Dress and Sleeve patterns drafted from Cal's Pattern Drafting Work-Along
  • Pattern paper
  • Hip curve (optional)
  • Clear ruler
  • Pencil
  • Tape measure
  • Clear tape
  • Basic sewing kit (pins, pin cushion, fabric shears, snips, seam ripper, marking tool)
  • Sewing machine
  • Universal needles and ball point needles
  • Twin needle
To make the Empire-Waist Dress:
  • 2-3 yards of knit fabric such as jersey or interlock
  • Decorative elastic for the neckline
  • Matching color all purpose thread

Part 2: Pattern Drafting with Knits: Drafting a Hooded Sweatshirt
  • Same as for Part One plus:
  • 2-3 yards cotton fleece or French terry
  • Metal separating zipper (length to be determined while drafting pattern)
  • Zipper foot
Downloads:
Learn how to:
  • Make stretchy fabrics your new go-to textile
  • Construct knitted garments on a home-sewing machine
  • Adapt patterns
  • Design your own wardrobe
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction by Cal Patch on pattern drafting for knits
  • 12 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Pattern Drafting with Knits Reviews
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Yolanda H
Cal's classes are so encouraging. I see that she takes more care with basting and sews more slowly around the trouble areas like zippers on stretch knits. That's something I hadn't thought of. I will definitely do less seam ripping after watching this.
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ANGELA VERA
She is a very through teacher who explains thin slow and clear.
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ANGELA VERA
loved her gathering tips.
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